This was opened as part of #BrownsSuckWinesDont.  While watching the Browns move to 1-29 over the last two seasons, I console myself drinking great bottles.  This one was no exception.  Pop and pour, it took about 30 minutes to get going and kept improving from there.  Purple in color.  The nose is gorgeous with black raspberries, violets, black pepper, roasted meats and graphite.  Deep and complex on the nose.  On the palate, this is both contemplativve and delicious.  Black raspberries, slight bacon fat, slight black olive, leather, smoke and char.  Great lush texture.  This is a big wine but everything is in proportion.  Tightly layered, it unwinds in the glass.  Still on the youthful side of peak, its getting closer (maybe five years) and a couple of decades of life left.  Just a gorgeous wine.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96

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